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Clydebuilt 85

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CLYDEBUILT 85 (R4x32) 4C Alasdair Brown Glasgow 85th Anniv

1- 8 1s+3s set, cast (2s+4s step up). 1s+3s dance ½ Fig of 8 round couple above
9-16 Reels of 4 on sides, Ladies RSh, Men LSh:-
' 9 1s+3s cross up 1 place (from 2nd/4th places) to dance reel on opposite sides
' 13 4s+2s cross up 1 place (from 2nd/4th places) to dance reel on opposite sides. (2)1(4)3
17-20 All set. 2s+1s dance ½ RH across as 4s+3s dance ½ LH across. 1M+3L face out
21-24 1M followed by partner casts down round 2L to 3rd place own sides as 3L followed by partner cast up round 2M to 1st place own sides
25-32 3s+2s Set&Rotate as 1s+4s Reverse Set&Rotate (set, pull back LSh, cast anticlockwise, change places LH on side, chase anticlockwise 1 place) 2341

(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)


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Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland, and third most populous settlement with city status in the United Kingdom.

Glasgow is situated on the River Clyde in Scotland's West Central Lowlands. Inhabitants of the city are referred to as "Glaswegians" or "Weegies" and it is the fourth most visited city in the UK.

Glasgow grew from a small rural settlement on the River Clyde to become the largest seaport in Britain. Expanding from the medieval bishopric and royal burgh, and the later establishment of the University of Glasgow in the fifteenth century, it became a major centre of the Scottish Enlightenment in the eighteenth century. From the eighteenth century onwards, the city also grew as one of Great Britain's main hubs of transatlantic trade with North America and the West Indies.

With the onset of the Industrial Revolution, the population and economy of Glasgow and the surrounding region expanded rapidly to become one of the world's pre-eminent centres of chemicals, textiles and engineering; most notably in the shipbuilding and marine engineering industry, which produced many innovative and famous vessels.

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